Custom Shelby GT500 Fetches $200,000 for Charity at Barrett-Jackson

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

A custom Shelby GT500 modified by a group called “Friends of Carroll” has sold for $200,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As potent as the 2013 GT500 is from the factory with 662 hp, power upgrades courtesy of Ford Racing brings this custom Shelby GT500 to 850 hp from its 5.8-liter, V8 engine.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Shelby GT500 Officially Rated at 662 HP

The exterior of the GT500 also got some changes with a widebody kit from Shelby while the rear gets massive 13-inch wide wheels. Painted in Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes, the GT500 pays homage to 1960s Cobra roadsters.

The proceeds from the Shelby GT500 will go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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